Plaque (lost): Curtain Theatre - Hewett Street
Near this site stood The Curtain Theatre, 1577 - c.1627, second English public playhouse. Here William Shakespeare acted. Plays by Shakespeare and Ben Jonson were performed.
London Borough of Hackney
Site: Curtain Theatre - Hewett Street (1 memorial)
EC2, Hewett Street
June 2012 a Museum of London archeological dig discovered the Curtain Theatre. July 2013 Londonist reported on the plan for the site which involve the display of the remains, a modern theatrical space and, oh, surprise, a tower block - a 40-storey skyscraper. June 2016: The building and plaque have gone. Some great archeology.
Either someone erected the plaque behind the lamppost, or someone erected the lamppost in front of the plaque. Either way some thoughtlessness (being polite) was involved.